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ANIM:741 Animal Care Basics for Animal Welfare Workers04/20-04/20  

In this class, it's all about the animals! We'll cover basic health considerations, including prevention measures and spay/neuter issues. Acquiring some knowledge of animal behavior is a vital key to safe handling for yourself and the animals you work with. You'll learn about caring for and feeding a variety of animals, behavioral screening techniques, and enrichment ideas to enhance quality of life for confined animals. You'll hear from several shelters, who'll explain their basic animal care-taking operations. If you're interested in working directly with animals, this class is a must! This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Animal Welfare Assistant Program for initial training/preparation for work in a range of public and private animal welfare agencies and organizations. Presented in partnership with the APA of Missouri, Humane Society of Missouri, and St. Louis County Animal Care & Control.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50003
  • Meeting Dates= 04/20-04/20
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 105
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:706 Canine Good Citizen02/04-03/11  

The Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners both at home and in the community. Class instruction is for all 10 parts of the CGC Test. Dog must be at least 6 months old and have basic obedience skills. Proof of vaccinations required. Bring dog (and water bowl) to first class. Successful completion of the test qualifies dog for a CGC patch (available for purchase separately). Course information will be emailed.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50059
  • Meeting Dates= 02/04-03/11
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 12:1 p.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:741 Career and Volunteer Opportunities in Animal Welfare Agencies02/23-02/23  

Animals are wonderful. If you agree, you may have thought about working with them (or for their welfare). If you've considered the possibility of a career or volunteer position in the wide world of animal welfare but aren't sure where you fit into the picture, this class can help you sort through the possibilities. You'll learn about the personal rewards and benefits of working directly with animals as well as things you can do indirectly (and locally) for their benefit. This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Animal Welfare Assistant Program for initial training/preparation for work in a range of public and private animal welfare agencies and organizations. Presented in partnership with the APA of Missouri, Humane Society of Missouri, and St. Louis County Animal Care & Control.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50001
  • Meeting Dates= 02/23-02/23
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 105
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:710 Cats: Understanding Them Better03/22-03/22  

Does your cat have you curious and wondering? Join us for an informative evening designed just for cat owners. Our veterinarian will discuss the development, health, and behavior of domestic cats with emphasis on why cats behave as they do, how you might train a cat, and the health care of your pet. If you have specific cat-troubles, whether it involves furniture scratching, conflicts in multi-pet households, feeding concerns, or litter box problems, bring your questions. You'll understand your pet much better after this helpful session.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50052
  • Meeting Dates= 03/22-03/22
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School W 109
  • Instructor= Gerald Williams
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:706 Dog Sports: K9 Nose Work (Level I)03/15-04/19  

Dogs see the world through their noses. This sport is designed to develop your dog's remarkable sense of smell and natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of treats, toys, and exercise. It is a great way for your dog to build confidence and burn both mental and physical energy while having fun. If your dog has a nose, it can play this K9 Nose Work game. Bring your dog and learn together how to play this fun, new sport with our certified instructor. It's fun for both of you! Dogs must be at least 6 months old with current immunizations. Bring soft treats your dog likes (with a distinct scent), a 6-foot leash (no reels) plus flat collar (no choke collars) or harness, and crate or kennel for your pet. If you prefer to attend without your dog, see ANIM 706 M05 for a discount. Course information will be emailed.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50129
  • Meeting Dates= 03/15-04/19
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Sandra Ellison
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Dog Sports: K9 Nose Work (without the dog)03/15-04/19  

This class is the same as ANIM 706 MO4, but without the dog. If you would like to learn to play this sport with your dog but due to your dog's shy, nervous, or reactive behavior aren't comfortable bringing him/her to a multi-dog activity. You are welcome to register to attend for yourself, to learn and watch and do the exercises with your dog at home. Course information will be emailed.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50130
  • Meeting Dates= 03/15-04/19
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Sandra Ellison
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Dog Training: Basic Skills & Manners for the Family Dog03/25-05/13  

Do you walk your dog or does your dog walk you? If your time is limited and your budget won't spare the expense of private lessons, this is the perfect alternative! This course in basic skills and manners will give you and your dog a good introduction to beginning obedience commands over a period of 6 weeks. Accomplish your training goals quickly and start getting those behavior problems under control. Topics also touch on basic grooming, vaccinations, flea/tick control and traveling in the car. Bring your questions! Dog must be at least 6 months old and proof of vaccinations is required. Bring dog (and water bowl) to first class. Course information will be emailed. No class dates 4/15 and 4/29.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50061
  • Meeting Dates= 03/25-05/13
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 11:1 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Dog Training: Beyond the Basics02/04-03/11  

Beyond the Basics is more advanced skills training class for dogs who have already completed basic training in an instruction-based class setting. Through class-work, games, and homework you will train your dog to obey hand signals as well as voice commands, such as: heel without pulling; sit or down stay with you in, then out of the room; off-lead recalls from a distance; and pay attention to you and not distractions. This class uses the Positive Reinforcement and Praise method of dog training. Dogs must have current vaccinations. Pets must have successfully completed prior in-class instruction. Practice at home a must. Course information will be emailed.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50058
  • Meeting Dates= 02/04-03/11
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 11:1 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Dog Training: Beyond the Basics03/22-04/26  

Beyond the Basics is more advanced skills training class for dogs who have already completed basic training in an instruction-based class setting. Through class-work, games, and homework you will train your dog to obey hand signals as well as voice commands, such as: heel without pulling; sit or down stay with you in, then out of the room; off-lead recalls from a distance; and pay attention to you and not distractions. This class uses the Positive Reinforcement and Praise method of dog training. Dogs must have current vaccinations. Pets must have successfully completed prior in-class instruction. Practice at home a must. Course information will be emailed.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50062
  • Meeting Dates= 03/22-04/26
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:765 Doggone Diabetes04/11-04/11  

Diabetes is becoming more common both in humans and dogs. Often dogs are euthanized for a diagnosis of diabetes. Recognizing symptoms early and having a good understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes can greatly improve the quality and quantity of life for our furry friends. It is very important that animal caregivers and pet owners have a good understanding of the needs of a pet with diabetes. The purpose of this course is to share key information that can help animal care providers deliver optimal care for dogs with diabetes and assist pet owners to care for their fur babies with confidence.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50128
  • Meeting Dates= 04/11-04/11
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= STLCC Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
  How to Become Part of a Therapy Pet Team03/09-03/09  

If your pet is obedience trained, has a loving temperament and you want to help others, you and your pet can visit the elderly in nursing homes, children in hospitals or other groups as part of a therapy team. Have you wondered what it takes to become part of a therapy pet team? Explore this wonderful volunteer activity for you and your pet. Even if you don't have a pet, this class can prepare you to work with a therapy pet team. Do not bring your pet to class.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50051
  • Meeting Dates= 03/09-03/09
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 201
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:706 K9 Nose Work: An Introduction to Odor (Level II)03/15-04/19  

If you and your dog enjoyed our other DogSports K9 Nose Work courses, you'll love the new challenges presented in this "next step up" course. Whether competition is your goal or you'd just like to expand your dog's skills, come join us. We'll reinforce earlier basic skills then transition your dog from hunting for food to hunting for a specific target odor. Training classes will be held indoors. Give your sniff-loving canine new skills! Course information will be emailed. Prerequisite: Dogs must have successfully completed both the Beginning and Advanced K9 Nose Work courses (no exceptions).

  • Registration Code= 201705 50131
  • Meeting Dates= 03/15-04/19
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Sandra Ellison
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:702 Pet First Aid04/22-04/22  

If you own a pet, it's important to know how to approach an injured animal and how to give basic first aid. Protect yourself and your pet from further harm, injury, or suffering during emergencies by learning prompt, effective actions that will safeguard the life of your injured pet until you can get him/her to professional veterinary care. Taught by a veterinarian. Do not bring your pet to class.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50127
  • Meeting Dates= 04/22-04/22
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 206
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:703 Puppy Kindergarten03/25-05/13  

You can raise a happy, well-adjusted and confident puppy through socialization, along with basic commands and manners training. You'll also learn leadership, grooming skills and behavioral problem-solving. Completion of all six classes qualifies you and your puppy to take the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test on the sixth week. (STAR: Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility). Successful completion of the test enables you to send for an AKC STAR Puppy Certificate and Medallion. Puppies must be 9 weeks to 1 year old, have 2 series DHLPP and Bordetella immunizations. Proof of vaccinations required. Bring puppy to first class. Course information will be emailed. No class dates 4/15 and 4/29.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50060
  • Meeting Dates= 03/25-05/13
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Puppy Kindergarten02/04-03/11  

You can raise a happy, well-adjusted and confident puppy through socialization, along with basic commands and manners training. You'll also learn leadership, grooming skills and behavioral problem-solving. Completion of all six classes qualifies you and your puppy to take the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test on the sixth week. (STAR: Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility). Successful completion of the test enables you to send for an AKC STAR Puppy Certificate and Medallion. Puppies must be 9 weeks to 1 year old, have 2 series DHLPP and Bordetella immunizations. Proof of vaccinations required. Bring puppy to first class. Course information will be emailed.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50057
  • Meeting Dates= 02/04-03/11
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:741 The People Ingredient: Working in an Animal Welfare Organization03/30-03/30  

If you're thinking about working or volunteering in an animal welfare agency, you'll need a variety of important "people" skills. There are so many possibilities: you may be matching pets with new families, working with people surrendering their pets, educating adults and kids in the community, or interacting with other agency staff. In this class, you'll gain an overview of many of the skills you'll need to perform a variety of tasks within animal welfare organizations. There are many joys and rewards to working in animal welfare, but some sadness, too, so we'll share with you our ways of coping with the inevitable heart-breaking side of the business. This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Animal Welfare Assistant Program for initial training/preparation for work in a range of public and private animal welfare agencies and organizations. Presented in partnership with the APA of Missouri, Humane Society of Missouri, and St. Louis County Animal Care & Control.

  • Registration Code= 201705 50002
  • Meeting Dates= 03/30-03/30
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 105
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777